Saturday, May 23, 2009

A many-layered, multi-textured, one-man folk festival



Walter Strauss

Roses's West End Bar, Saturday May 30th at 9.00 pm
“What a lovely album it is” - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2. This is how the legendary radio presenter describes "Pulling Shadows", the superb album by Californian Walter Strauss. After landing in the UK with a May 9th appearance on Bob's BBC 2 show, Walter will be bringing his fingerstyle guitar wizardry and soulful songs our way.

This fellow is a one man guitar festival. His music is simultaneously fiery and refined, and his multi-layered guitarwork will make you swear several instruments are playing at once. With roots in American music and musicality that evokes far reaches of the globe, Walter weaves Americana, world beat, and jazz into a brand uniquely his own. His music reaches to the heart of the matter, whether in a song about the vast American West or an ambitious guitar translation of far-flung traditional music.

Walter has performed throughout North America, the UK and Ireland with musicians ranging from Grammy nominated kora master Mamadou Diabate to singer-songwriter Corinne West and fiddle legend Vassar Clements. His solo shows are not to be missed. Check Walter out at www.walterstrauss.com or www.myspace.com/walterstrauss.

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